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Bagged areas

Information about properties with communal bins and bags

Communal bins

Some properties in our area are not supplied with wheelie bins. Instead they have communal bins used by a group of properties, or dispose of their waste and recycling in sacks. The areas where sacks are used, are referred to as 'bagged areas'.

Please check our collections date page to find out when your waste will be collected.

People in communal or bagged areas (with a few exceptions*) can also take part in the food waste recycling scheme. You should have received a grey food waste bin and kitchen caddy. For more information please see our food waste bin page.

*Although many communal facilities have a food waste bin, there are currently a few which do not.

Bagged areas

If you live in a 'bagged area' you should use black sacks to dispose of waste, and you'll be supplied with clear sacks for recycling.

When you need a new roll of recycling sacks, simply fasten a blue tag (provided) around your next recycling bags when you place them out for collection. Alternatively, please bring your blue tag into the council offices in King's Lynn. We will exchange it for a roll of recycling bags.

On collection day, please leave your bags at the front of your property (usually at the point that it meets the highway). Please ensure that they are:

  • visible and accessible for crews
  • in position by 7am
  • do not cause an obstruction to the public

Any bags placed out incorrectly (for example, in alleyways or on the wrong days) can be considered as fly-tipping, and we can consider action. For further information, please visit our fly-tipping page.

Waste is collected each week from bagged areas, and recycling is collected once a fortnight.

You can put the same materials in your clear recycling sacks as those that can be put into the green bins. See our green bin page for information.  

Please do not overfill sacks, as they can split, making it impossible for the crews to collect them. Please do not place broken or smashed glass into your recycling sack.